Brain Tumour Patient Handbooks

Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbook coverAdult Brain Tumour Handbook

Patients and families facing a brain tumour diagnosis have resources at their fingertips thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers from across Canada. The newest and most-up-to-date Brain Tumour Handbooks – Adult and Pediatric versions are now available.

The handbooks are written for patients but are tools for anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, including loved ones and family members.
 

This informative, free resource is available to anyone in Canada affected by a brain tumour. Patients, family members, and health care professionals will find a wealth of information about brain tumours, treatments, imaging, clinical trials, and community resources.

This book is available in Adult and Pediatric versions and both are available in English and French. Handbooks are available in both pdf form and as a hard copy. You can request either or both versions, free of charge, by completing the contact form or calling us at 1-800-265-5106.

Non-Malignant Brain Tumour Handbook

This resource (the handbook with the orange cover, available in English or French) aims to diminish the misconception that non-malignant or "benign" brain tumours do not alter the lives of those affected. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour, this resource is for you. 

Handbooks have been compiled with the support, guidance, and expertise of medical professionals and volunteers from across Canada. 

Sample Contents:

  • An overview of the brain and how it functions
  • Types of brain tumours
  • An overview of current treatments and medications
  • What to expect at the hospital and at home
  • Community resources
  • Glossary of terms

A caregiver comment:

" The materials sent to us (by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada) were awesome. Helped explain everything we had been wondering about." 

The 6th editions of the Adult and Pediatric Brain Tumour Patient Handbooks were made possible with the support of:

Roche sponsors Brain Tumour Handbooks Hannah Patterson Legacy Fund supports Pediatric Brain Tumour HandbooksRBC Foundation support Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbooks

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Brain Tumour Handbooks, contact

Janic Gorayeb
Health Information Specialist
jgorayeb@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext 233

 

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